Wilkes University recently hosted Panamanian educators who are winners of the Medalla Manuel Jose Hurtado. The award is given to the teachers and administrators of the year in Panama. The visit is part of the University’s partnership with the Republic of Panama.
The teachers and faculty got to see the American educational system at Wilkes. While on campus they attended a presentation by Carol Nicholas, director of Luzerne County SHINE Program at Wilkes University. They also visited the Graham Academy, a special education school for students in northeastern Pennsylvania living with autism and behavioral challenges in northeastern Pennsylvania. The guests also attended a presentation on educational leadership given by Rhonda M. Rabbitt, dean of Wilkes School of Education.
Representatives of Wilkes MEDUCA-Bilingual Panama Program talked to the teachers and administrators as well. Wilkes is one of only 13 schools in the United States to participate in this international outreach program.